A bizarre incident unfolded when a woman managed to get her head stuck in between subway doors in the Bronx.
The unidentified woman became wedged between subway doors from the neck up around 12:45 pm on Tuesday of a 4 train at Woodlawn Terminal.
In the video below, you can see the distraught woman looking around and holding a shopping bag with her neck lodged between two subway doors as several passersby fail to stop and help. The short clip was recorded by another passenger sitting on the subway across the platform.
According to officials, the woman realized a little too late that the train had arrived at its last stop and had already emptied out, which is when she made a run the doors as they were closing and became trapped.
Many commenters on social media weighed in on commuters neglecting to lend a hand. “The fact that there was an MTA working that walked right passed her makes it worse but hey welcome to NY,” Instagram user @silence_byk_photography wrote.
It was later confirmed that the MTA worker seen in the clip walking past the stuck woman was a train operator on her way to tell the conductor to open the subway doors.
What was not captured on video, is the MTW worker using a key to open the door and free the woman, reports The Daily News. Upon being freed, the woman refused medical attention and quickly left the scene.
“While this is an unfortunate incident, the passenger was able to get out safely with assistance from our train operator,” said MTA spokeswoman Beth DeFalco. “Because the doors were ajar, the train was never in danger of moving.”
The video has since gone viral, garnering more than 1.4 million views on Instagram.
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